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 Aircraft Cost Evaluator Buy now



Our Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) is the industry’s premier product that you can count on for today’s operating cost data for more than 500 aircraft . Use this tool to navigate operating costs and simplify your aircraft acquisition decisions.

The ACE Software Program allows you to gather information on:

  • Jets
  • Turboprops
  • Pistons
  • Helicopters

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Fixed-wing costs are based on low-utilization non-commercial operations. Helicopter costs are calculated for Non-commercial, Commercial, EMS, Offshore and Utility operations.

The Aircraft Cost Evaluator gives:

  • Direct Costs, Fixed Costs, & Annual Budget Data for over 500 aircraft
  • Fractional aircraft ownership data
  • Relative aircraft operating costs & general aircraft performance comparisons
  • Quick cost comparisons for up to 3 aircraft at one time, side-by-side
  • The use of inputting your own cost information including local costs, salaries, currencies and measurements.
  • The ability to narrow your aircraft selection to meet your specific criteria 
  • The option to export your reports to a variety of formats including Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, Crystal Reports and HTML

Our expanding library contains:

  • Exterior photographs
  • Cabin floor plans and cross sections (from our Aircraft Performance Comparator)
  • External three-views (from our Aircraft Performance Comparator)
  • Aircraft histories that give a brief introduction to each model
  • Aircraft warranties and guaranteed maintenance program data
  • Reprints of pilot report articles from major publications such as Rotor & Wing and Professional Pilot



Did you know:

  • Your purchase is an annual subscription that includes a mid-year update. Your aircraft operating costs are kept current and relevant. The subscription entitles you to software improvements, data updates (including new aircraft models) and product technical support.
  • The Aircraft Cost Evaluator Handbook contains our most popular aircraft presented in a three ring binder. The handbooks includes bonus aircraft costs and specifications spreadsheet summaries.

 Aviation Resource Library Access:

ACE - On the Go!
Available with your subscription to the Aircraft Cost Evaluator, you get ACE - On the Go! This tool allows current subscribers to access information via any browser, including mobile devices. No more lugging your laptop around with you or waiting until you get back to the office to access current aircraft cost data, range comparisons or charts and tables. Using the web interface, ACE subscribers have access to cost information anytime, anywhere, without installing any software first.
The Conklin & de Decker aircraft encyclopedia that provides you with valuable aircraft information all in one place. Aircraft Cost Evaluator customers can access aircraft interiors, exterior images and aircraft histories.
Much more coming soon!
Fuel and Maintenance Cost Per Nautical Mile
The Aircraft Fuel and Maintenance cost per NM tool provides a quick way to see which aircraft meet your fuel and maintenance cost parameters.
Max Range at Long Range Cruise
The Aircraft Long Range Comparison tool provides you a quick way to compare Max Range at Long Range Cruise and see which aircraft meet your mission range. Aircraft Cost Evaluator customers can also view the Max Range at Long Range Cruise in chart format. This additional functionality is a free value added service to current subscribers.
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